In a daring attempt to end the war by Christmas, Winston Churchill and the British High Command hatch an extraordinary plan - Operation Market Garden. 35,000 British troops are dropped behind enemy lines in German occupied Holland. In the midst of the largest airborne invasion in history, one small unit of men, codename "Matchbox" has it's own agenda. When Matchbox are shot down short of their landing zone, the odds of their success seem hopeless. Seven very different British soldiers find themselves separated from the Allied invasion, on a collision course with three renegade German soldiers who also want to lay claim to the horde. Written by
The fog of war... what better time for a robbery?
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Did You Know?
Takeoff scenes with glider being towed shows a proper Brit Lancaster towing the proper Brit glider. In-air scenes are of the glider being towed by Yank Dakota C-47. And they are instructed to "take a new heading of southeast at 279 degrees." 279 degrees is the reciprocal of southeast and is actually the direction of north northwest. See more
I know your face. North Africa, Royal Engineers, Black Watch. Horrible time it was. You get sand in places you never knew you had.